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Adeje, Spain

by WCC on June 13, 2012

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Adeje is a municipality in the Canary Islands, belonging to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Located in the southwest of the island of Tenerife and is the fourth city of the island in terms of population. The main economic activity is tourism in the area of Costa Adeje particularly where progress has been made in recent years, thanks to a fairly advanced industry, construction. It is one of the areas visited by tourists for its beaches and climate.

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It has a population of 45,134 people right, to January 2011, but due to their status as tourist town this amount increases in the peak months of occupation of the hotel industry. Among its major attractions is the tourist center of town called Costa Adeje, which being close to Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas, in recent years has greatly evolved. The Hell’s Canyon is one of the best known of the island and visited by hikers and tourists throughout the year, which houses the Roque del Conde.

The Church of St. Ursula and Convent called numerous works of sacred art, including the image of school in Guatemala of the Virgin of Guadalupe that is kept in the parish of Adeje and sculpted in the Seven. It’s a great portrait of 145 cms. made of wood polychrome venerated in the parish of St. Ursula, another important image is that of the Virgin of Candelaria of Adeje, in the Church of St. Ursula.

The Casa Fuerte. Today the remains of her is in ruins. It is present in the arms of the city and is part of the history of the town and the island, with the presence of the Ponte family, Guanches submitted and slaves, many from Africa. Built in the XVI century to prevent the incursions of the pirates, however, was visited by the privateer John Hawkins, who maintained a business relationship with the family owned the house and the Marquis. It is a Historic Artistic Monument.

The Parish of the Presentation of the Lord in La Caleta is the headquarters of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Canary Islands, belongs to the Orthodox Diocese of Korsun and noted for its remarkable contemporary architecture. Also in Adeje is the Church of the Annunciation of the Mother of God which is the main temple of the Romanian Orthodox Church in Tenerife.

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